From a small green library to a sustainable community, a path marked with SDGs

PÎRVU, Iuliana-Camelia (2019) From a small green library to a sustainable community, a path marked with SDGs. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2019 - Athens, Greece - Libraries: dialogue for change in Session 113c - IFLA Poster Session.

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Abstract

From a small green library to a sustainable community, a path marked with SDGs

The small public library in Șirna, Prahova County (Romania), serving almost 5000 inhabitants, having one librarian, understood early on that, being a green library is not a destination but a community journey. This poster illustrates the ways in which a community can be helped by a small green library and how this road puts SDGs to work. In 2017, Șirna library ranked 3rd at the IFLA International ”Green Library Award 2018” . In 2018, activities continued in the spirit of 2030 Agenda. With the help of an IFLA International Advocacy Programme – LIBRARIES, DEVELOPMENT AND THE UN 2030 AGENDA, the Șirna librarian continued to plan activities to support SDGs. The library carried out last year educational and ecological volunteering activities with over 80 users, children and adults, on Earth Hour, World Volunteer Day, on Worldwide Clean-up Day, developing partnerships with WWF Romania, US Embassy and American Councils for International Education, Let’s Do It Romania, local authorities, educational institutions, ASPTMR (an association fighting tuberculosis), with DJSPH- forestry authority who donated trees for planting and greening the region. Getting sustainable support from a company (Cert Transilvania) company that donated batteries for solar panels (1000 Euro) was a direct result of advocacy of this green library. The 4, 7, 11, 13, 17 are SDGs that Sirna library is addressing through its activities as it moves forward on the path of sustainability and community education.

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